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Good To Soft

Weatherite Air Conditioning Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 3m 2f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 12 runners
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Weatherite Air Conditioning Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 11-342 CD

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Both course wins have come during the month of April, in a 4m hunter chase in 2021 and this race last year when too good for Mister Malarky off a 5lb lower mark; this season has also been going well, equalling the RPR he posted 12 months ago when second at Musselburgh (good to soft); hard to fault.

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4

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Captain Cattistock

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Not seen since pulled up on consecutive outings in the autumn and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but won the last two editions of this race (both times on good ground) and will presumably be primed for a big run.

12/1

0

6

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 71y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Captain Cattistock

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won 3m2f handicap at Cheltenham (good) in April for the second year in a row, on both occasions following big runs over 3m7f at Musselburgh; used to be fine in the mud as well; needs to bounce back from a poor show in the valuable 3m Kerry National at Listowel two months ago.

14/1

0

19

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Captain Cattistock

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Former hunter chase winner who stays really well; won 3m2f event at Cheltenham in April for the second year in a row; would merit respect if making the line-up; first reserve.

Form: 4-P272 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

His most notable achievements have come at Haydock (three of his four wins there) but bumped into dangerous opponents when runner-up elsewhere in two of his last three starts, either side of contesting Warwick's always-strong Classic Chase; softer ground would be ideal, however.

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19

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Lord Du Mesnil

11st 1lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Has run some good races on this track, including when runner-up in the National Hunt Chase in 2020, but his losing run goes back three years and others have more going for them at this level.

33/1

4th

4

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:35 Exeter

Lord Du Mesnil

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Thorough stayer who did pretty well to take second behind Cepage over inadequate 2m4f at Cheltenham (soft) in December; safely held in Veterans' Final at Warwick since but can have a say off a workable mark here.

10/1

6th

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Warwick

Lord Du Mesnil

11st 5lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

Coming on three years since the last of his four career wins and three of those have come at Haydock, the last two over 3m4f; therefore, it was a highly commendable effort last month to chase home Cepage over 2m4f at Cheltenham where he unsurprisingly found himself outpaced before staying on; goes well on testing ground and he's on the shortlist.

10/1

Form: -23869 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Outran his odds of 150-1 to finish a close ninth in the Pertemps Final (hurdle) at the Festival; has been kept mostly to that discipline during the last two years and was only sixth when returned to fences on his penultimate run; others preferred.

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7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Risk And Roll

11st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

held up in rear, disputing fourth after 3rd, pulled up before 8th, race voided

7/1

10

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

16:30 Ascot

Risk And Roll

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

Fair efforts over hurdles on his two runs this winter (good/good to soft) and he won at Uttoxeter (3m, soft) last September on his last chase start; on a competitive mark and could be in the mix.

12/1

Form: 11-PU4 CD

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Won last year's Kim Muir over C&D (soft) off 3lb lower; mistakes have been a feature in a quiet campaign to date and the reapplied cheekpieces didn't do much for him when tried the once over hurdles in 2021; would be dangerous with a revival but it's not hard to have doubts.

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8th

8

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Chambard

11st 7lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Won the Kim Muir here in 2022 (3m2f, soft); well into the golden years now but he followed an excellent second over C&D (soft) with a barnstorming win over the big Aintree fences (3m2f, heavy) in December; lesser efforts since, though, and on a high mark now.

50/1

8th

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Chambard

11st 12lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Ridden last two years by Lucy Turner; won at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and, after a patchy campaign last term, never better than first two starts this season, latterly when winning by 13l over the big Aintree fences (3m2f, heavy); first race beyond that was the Welsh National, just 18 days later which might help to explain his modest show but he also made mistakes early on final circuit; 7lb higher than at Aintree and needs another career best.

20/1

Form: -1P115 CD BF

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner who hit the ground running over fences with handicap wins in tiny fields at Exeter and here (3m/3m1f; good); some shoddy jumping had him on the back foot at Ludlow after a break and he's a lot better than that; tongue-tie added to the cheekpieces sported on his last three runs.

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5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Hidden Heroics

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led, pulled up before 8th, race voided

7/2

7th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Hidden Heroics

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Dug deep to win off today's mark at Ludlow (3m1f, soft) in December but two lesser efforts have followed, and he's too inconsistent to rely upon nowadays; chance probably depends on refitted cheekpieces perking him up.

10/1

Form: 1-3263

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Third on good ground at Ludlow last time in a 3m handicap he won the previous season on soft; nothing wrong with his mark and placed in his two previous chases contested at this venue; by no means ruled out in new cheekpieces.

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5th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Java Point

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Built upon encouraging stable debut when scoring at Sandown (3m, good) in February; not quite in same form a Kempton last month but has run well over this C&D before and is still on a workable mark.

10/1

4th

2

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Java Point

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Oliver

Up and down for previous yard in early 2023 but had become well treated and after a promising start for new stable at Newbury he was quite impressive at Sandown (3m, good; has won on soft) since; has won off this revised mark and the return to a sharp 3m won't be a problem; solid chance.

5/2

Form: 22-P23 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

Formerly very smart on his day when with the Tizzards; in and out these days and made heavy weather of finishing a remote third at Newbury last time, but he nearly won at Exeter the time before and was second in this 12 months ago; good ground is ideal.

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2

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Mister Malarky

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

held up in rear, pushed along and dropped to rear before 4th, mistake 7th, pushed along and detached before 8th

7/1

3rd

1

4th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:40 Newbury

Mister Malarky

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Threatening to regain the winning thread, having finished second in three of his four starts for current stable, latest in veterans' race at Exeter (3m, good; beaten only a neck); landed a major handicap at Kempton off this mark three years ago; respected.

15/8

2nd

2

12th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 2

16:30 Exeter

Mister Malarky

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Became fiendishly difficult to predict in these colours for Colin Tizzard; runner-up last March/April on first two runs for this yard but pulled up in October on sole run this season, so the doubts about him return.

8/1

Form: 0PP-P2 C

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

It has been a struggle since winning over 3m1f here (good) in October 2021 but he rediscovered some form to go close at Navan (3m, good to yielding) last month, where he never travelled but kept finding; can't be entirely trusted to run as well again today but dangerous if he did.

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0

9

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Definite Plan

10st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than midfield, no extra towards rear 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

16/1

5th

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Definite Plan

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Gordon Elliott

Creditable second, clear of remainder, in similar event at Perth (3m) last month despite jumping left; has a modest overall strike-rate but again holds place possibilities, especially back on left-handed course.

12/1

Form: 71121P C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Reportedly found the soft ground against him when not giving his running in last month's Kim Muir; progressive form at this track previously, finishing second of 20 behind Jimmy The Digger before going one better in November (3m1f, good; 7lb lower); has a lot in her favour if returning to something like her best form.

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4th

1

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

20:00 Perth

Anightinlambourn

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Made excellent progress over fences last summer/autumn, winning three times (2m4f-3m1f), and ran well for a long way when seventh in good-quality chase at Uttoxeter (3m2f, good; first-time cheekpieces) last month; interesting to see how she fares off her lower hurdle mark here; best on good ground but has some form on soft.

6/1

7th

5

2nd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 2

15:12 Uttoxeter

Anightinlambourn

11st 3lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Fairly useful mare who had a good spell from last August to November, winning three times; form has dipped sharply in two runs this year, both at Cheltenham; first-time cheekpieces need to prompt a revival.

20/1

6

19th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Anightinlambourn

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear before 5th, pulled up before 12th

13/2

Form: 123353 D BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Came good last spring on drying ground; higher in the weights this time around but he was twice third over the Grand National fences earlier in the season and 2m5f at Wetherby was perhaps too sharp a test last time; each-way claims.

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2nd

6

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:10 Ludlow

Percussion

11st 12lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: L J Morgan

raced in second

7/2

4th

4

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Catterick

Percussion

12st 6lb

J: Mr James King

T: L J Morgan

Aintree's National fences bring out the best in him and he was pulled up in a hunter chase at Leicester (2m6f, heavy) only last Tuesday; however, he has run well over regulation fences in the past and he's a key player if leaving last time behind and rediscovering this season's best form.

4/1

5

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Percussion

12st 4lb

J: Mr James King

T: L J Morgan

Last won in May 2022 but has run many excellent races since, over regulation and the big Aintree fences, most recently over 2m5f and 3m2f (both on heavy) on the latter track this winter; found the step up to 3m5f beyond him at Warwick last time but has more obvious claims here.

5/2

Form: 2-1427 C

Last run: 67 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Closely matched with Anightinlambourn on two early-season encounters here and, after a very solid second at Haydock (3m4f), he was again in the process of running well until a late mistake at Uttoxeter; this is his sort of race and he's effective under Alice Stevens; respected.

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2

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:35 Market Rasen

Jimmy The Digger

12st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

in touch with leaders

12/1

5th

5

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

12:40 Ludlow

Jimmy The Digger

10st 12lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Henry Daly

Local yard won this two years ago; has to bounce back from a laboured run at Warwick (though Saturday's Cheltenham winner Cepage was only just ahead of him) but he's usually consistent once finding some form and he's run well here in the past; return to less-taxing conditions should also help; respected.

11/2

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Payout
Straight Forecast £798.60
Tricast £5347.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Captain Cattistock

RP Ratings:

Mister Malarky

TOPSPEED:

Percussion

D Express:

Hidden Heroics

The Sun:

Jimmy The Digger

Telegraph:

Anightinlambourn

POSTDATA:

Lord Du Mesnil

WEST COUNTRY:

Captain Cattistock

Daily Mail:

Captain Cattistock

The Star:

Captain Cattistock

Daily Record:

Captain Cattistock

The Times:

Mister Malarky

The Guardian:

Mister Malarky

Daily Mirror:

Mister Malarky